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In pursuit of 8% growth, China wields double-edged sword

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In pursuit of 8% growth, China wields double-edged sword

Although political leaders in China have not reached a consensus about emissions caps, the international community would like to see more concessions. With multimedia content from the Green China project at the Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, Worldfocus takes a deeper look at both sides of China's role in the climate change debate.

Posted: December 16, 2009 14:12   Comments: 2
Debating aid to world’s top greenhouse gas emitter: China

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Debating aid to world’s top greenhouse gas emitter: China

China and the U.S. are involved in a showdown at the international climate change conference in Copenhagen. At the heart of the dispute, the U.S. wants China to cut its greenhouse gas emissions more than China has proposed. Orville Schell, the director of the Center on US-China Relations at the Asia Society joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the issue.

Posted: December 15, 2009 12:18   Comments: 40
Argentinians seek justice for victims of ‘Dirty War’

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Argentinians seek justice for victims of ‘Dirty War’

The court system in Argentina continues to prosecute those thought responsible for the death of tens of thousands during the military dictatorship. Daljit Dhaliwal discusses the lingering aftermath of the trauma with Jose Moya, a professor of history at Barnard College. And Teresa Bo of Al Jazeera English reports from Argentina.

Posted: December 14, 2009 16:43   Comments: 1
Week in Review: Iraq, Obama’s Nobel and climate change

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Week in Review: Iraq, Obama’s Nobel and climate change

Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board join Edie Magnus to discuss: continuing security problems in Iraq, President Barack Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize and the prospects of a climate agreement in Copenhagen.

Posted: December 11, 2009 16:26   Comments: 5
Chile’s privatized social security may risk bankruptcy

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Chile’s privatized social security may risk bankruptcy

Chile has gone further than any other country in privatizing social security, embracing private pension accounts in 1981. But the fund will soon be paying out more than it takes in and is projected to be exhausted by 2036. Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus reports on the health of private social security and new regulation from the Chilean government.

Posted: December 10, 2009 17:33   Comments: 2
Brazilian police face accusations of brutality and abuse

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Brazilian police face accusations of brutality and abuse

Human Rights Watch issued a report this week suggesting that Brazilian police have gone way out of bounds in dealing with crime suspects -- taking justice into their own hands and killing thousands of them in recent years. To take a closer look at police human rights abuses in Brazil and other countries such as Nigeria, Maria Hinojosa interviews Maki Haberfeld.

Posted: December 10, 2009 15:41   Comments: 2
The legacy of the ‘Chicago Boys’ lives on in Chile

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The legacy of the ‘Chicago Boys’ lives on in Chile

Chile is among Latin America's most prosperous nations. Some analysts partially attribute the success to a group of economists from Chicago. Worldfocus special correspondent Edie Magnus traveled to Chile earlier this year to explore the lasting legacy of the "Chicago Boys."

Posted: December 9, 2009 16:25   Comments: 10
Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

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Copenhagen climate change conference: what’s at stake?

Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo interviews Columbia University's Scott Barrett on the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. He explains what the United States -- and other nations both rich and poor-- might hope to accomplish.

Posted: December 8, 2009 14:17   Comments: 15
Greenhouse gas emissions soaring around the globe

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Greenhouse gas emissions soaring around the globe

As part of its coverage of this week's Copenhagen climate change summit, the Center for Public Integrity's International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published an interactive graphic depicting emissions. View four different maps showing global emissions totals, produced by data graphic designer Stephen Rountree.

Posted: December 7, 2009 16:09   Comments: 4
Brazil pioneers program to preserve Amazonian rainforest

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Brazil pioneers program to preserve Amazonian rainforest

The families in the Juma sustainable development reserve in Brazil receive a small stipend from the government in exchange for their commitment not to cut down the forest. But will the international community help the Brazilian government pay for this program? Al Jazeera English's Gabriel Elizondo reports from the Amazon.

Posted: December 7, 2009 15:07   Comments: 0
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